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29 November 2012: Leveson report into press standards finds concerns over the reporting of ethnic minorities, immigrants and asylum seekers
29 November 2012: New report by the Chief Inspector raises a number of concerns over Tier 4 applications, including a backlog of 150,000 notifications about changes in students' circumstances
22 November 2012: UKBA press release outling the numerous latest changes to the Immigration Rules (to take effect from 13 December 2012)
22 November 2012: New report by John Vine finds significant failings in UKBA's handling of some unresolved cases
20 November 2012: Three immgration solictors responsible for "grave failure to disclose" named in High Court judgment, as Sir John Thomas warns any repeat in future will face SRA action
19 November 2012: AIRE Centre says ground-breaking decision finds the unmarried partner of a EEA national can retain residence rights in the UK if relationship breaks down due to domestic violence
19 November 2012: PM says many judical reviews are "completely pointless" and outlines changes to be made: they will cost more, less time to apply and fewer chances to appeal
15 November 2012: Senior judge says late, meritless applications are an intolerable waste of public money, and those who fail to follow procedural requirements face referral to the SRA
13 November 2012: Official court summary on the SIAC's decision to allowed Abu Qatada's appeal against the Home Secretary's decision to refuse to revoke the deportation order against him
8 November 2012: Parliament's Home Affairs Committee finds that the UKBA backlog is growing at an alarming rate and is also concerned about the quality of decision making
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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2018 Edition
The current electronic version of the BPG by Mark Henderson, Rowena Moffatt and Alison Pickup freely available on EIN

Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2003 Edition
The original 2003 version of the BPG by Mark Henderson [PDF file, 3.16MB]

The financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas
House of Commons Library report on the minimum income threshold in the Immigration Rules, November 2017

ILPA + EIN Directory of experts
The ILPA Directory of Experts on Countries of Origin on the EIN public site

Case Management Review Hearings Template
Free PDF format pro forma template provided by HJT Training


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